Let fire inspire

Captivated by the magic of working with glass, Rebecca Weddell creates beautiful and unique lampwork beads and offers a range of beadmaking courses.

Who knew?

I met my latest student, Jo, on Twitter - it turns out she lives not far from me at all, and just happened to be looking for a local lampwork glass beadmaking tutor! The power of social media is quite something!

Jo and I spent a really enjoyable session in the Let Fire Inspire workshop on Wednesday, working through a progressive variety of decorative techniques. It was great fun! Thanks to being bang in the middle of Artwave Festival the workshop was looking its best - it's been a very busy time, but the extra level of tidiness, thanks to Artwave, has been a big help!

Jo is a fabulous craftsperson already - she makes gorgeous handmade jewellery and gifts, including beautiful silver and enamel pieces, and fused glass items.
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Here's what Jo got up to at the torch flame:

 Winding the glass at the torch flame.

Winding the glass at the torch flame.

 Barb the cactus, my workshop mascot, feels the heat.

Barb the cactus, my workshop mascot, feels the heat.

 Torching up close.

Torching up close.

 A bunch of gorgeous flowers - sorry, beads - straight out of the kiln.

A bunch of gorgeous flowers - sorry, beads - straight out of the kiln.

 Barb offers her services as supermodel. She rather want to hang onto these ones.

Barb offers her services as supermodel. She rather want to hang onto these ones.

 The finished beads, strung in the order in which they were made. First bead is at the one o'clock position.

The finished beads, strung in the order in which they were made. First bead is at the one o'clock position.

Thank you for having me. Absolutely loved it and want to come again.!!

Thanks for the photos...I shall be posting later.  

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Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6QA
01825 840638

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